Harding County took on the Hettinger/Scranton Night Hawks in volleyball action at Scranton on Tuesday, Sept. 13 and lived up to their South Dakota record of 7-1.
By SHELDON CHRISTENSON
For The Record
Harding County took on the Hettinger/Scranton Night Hawks in volleyball action at Scranton on Tuesday, Sept. 13 and lived up to their South Dakota record of 7-1. The Night Hawks have shown so far that they are an improved team, but the Ranchers were too much in this match. The Ranchers are an experienced team that has five seniors who are regulars. This includes the top three in the height department.
Leadiang the way for the Night Hawks in kills were Alyssa Andress and Brianna Robinson with five, and Abbie Kludt and Molly Holt added four. In the digs department, Andress had 11, Tayler Burwick had eight and Robinson accumulated five. Burwick also had 10 assists and Calli Anderson had eight.
The Night Hawk C team had no problem in winning their match by scores of 25-10 and 25-13. The first set the tone for the match as they jumped out to a 7-0 lead behind the serving of Talia Carter and some good returns by Ebony Musonda.
The Ranchers came out on top in the junior varsity but both sets were back and forth. The Night Hawks were leading at one point in the first set by a score of 15-8 but the Ranchers fought back pulled out a 25-23 win. The second set was also a battle with visitors escaping with a 26-24 win.